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County Sheriff — Several people were reported arguing on Applegate Road in Madison Township at 6:54 p.m. Monday. Deputies found the people who were arguing and told them all to separate if any further issues arise. — A physical assault was reported at a Buzzard Road, Madison Township, ...

Bosco: COVID projected tax losses could top $500,000

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EAST LIVERPOOL — City Auditor Marilyn Bosco has estimated the city’s lost revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic to exceed a half million dollars, according to conservative numbers she provided council members during a Tuesday finance committee meeting. In addition to determining that ...

Columbiana County Grand Jury

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LISBON — James C. Craig III, 35, Florence Street, East Liverpool, was served a secret indictment charging him with possession of heroin and possession of a fentanyl-related compound for substances he allegedly had on Aug. 23, 2019. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in December.

County jobless rate soars over 20 percent

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LISBON — The latest unemployment figures are in for Columbiana County and they are bad. Really bad. The county’s unemployment rate skyrocketed from 6 percent in March to 20.4 percent last month, something likely not seen since the recession of the early 1980s or during the Great ...

Columbiana County Common Pleas

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LISBON — Nicholas Franklin, 22, Monroe Street, Salem, was sentenced in Common Pleas Court to four years in prison for endangering children and felonious assault for physically harming a 3-year-old child on March 11, 2019. According to the prosecutor’s office, the child received burn-related ...

682 county virus cases

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LISBON — The number of Columbiana County coronavirus cases jumped by 22 again on Wednesday and the county health department determined 25 more of the new cases from this past week of big increases were inmates from the FCI-Elkton federal prison facility. There were no new deaths reported in ...

CDBG funds awarded for resurfacing work

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LISBON — Street resurfacing projects in East Liverpool, Salem, Columbiana, Lisbon and Leetonia were chosen to be funded with a portion of Columbiana County commissioners’ 2021-22 federal CDBG allocation. Commissioners received $392,000 in Community Development Block Grant for projects ...

US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths. That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount. But it represents the stark reality that more Americans have died from the virus than from the Vietnam and ...

Ohio jobless claims came ‘in a tsunami’

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio faced an unprecedented surge in unemployment claims almost overnight as the pandemic led to widespread business shutdowns, leaving the state no time to retool its system to respond, the state’s human services chief said Wednesday as she testified before Republican ...